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A Manifesto and More


This year my word is hopeful. I am hopeful that this year I will find peace in everyday things. That I will meet each and every challenge head fearlessly or at least without allowing my fear to hold me hostage. I want to say yes to the things that scare me (unless it is snakes, that will be a definite no to snakes). I hope to amplify my voice in a manner that benefits those outside of my sphere as well as those within it and as well as me. I will not settle for things less than I deserve whether it be people, places, or things.

This quote speaks to me:

“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth”.

Bradley Whitford


Only accept what I deserve

Swim like I am training for the Olympics

Allow myself to go slowly even in running

Allow my blessing to flourish

Do much more self-care even when I feel I do not deserve it

Forge ahead fearlessly

Let go of sh** even when it is a person

Live without judgment or myself and others

Ride the damn bike

Ignore the trends

Get up each day ready for action

Do what I want

Add more fulfilling chapters to my story

Write more

Teach yoga

Be available for the miracles ahead

Really embrace my gray this time

Read more

Settle less

Remain 50+ and fabulous.





My Bucket List

Go to Egypt
Be in an Olay ad campaign
Swim with dolphins
Produce a television show
Publish a printed book
See Tina Turner in concert and go backstage
Have a regular column in a newspaper or magazine
Own a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes and Louis Vuitton bag


A Few of My Favorite Things

Food: fried chicken, cupcakes, and champagne
Color: orange
Ice cream: mint chocolate chip

I’ll bet you didn’t know…

I am allergic to cats and dogs (and maybe horses, pigs, and squirrels)

I hate:

English peas

Bell peppers

Cooked tomatoes